Ski jump, Bischofshofen, Austria | Architect: Kroissenbrunner-Unterberger Planung, Bischofshofen
Ski jump redoubt Bischofshofen
Location: Bischofshofen | Austria Architect: Kroissenbrunner-Unterberger Planung, Bischofshofen | Austria Construction: Cassettes Fabricator: Metallbau Saller, Bischofshofen | Austria Year of construction: 2001 Material: ALUCOBOND® Silvermetallic
The ski jump redoubt in Bischofshofen is one of the most famous sites for sporting events and since 1952 venue of the “4-Jump-Tournee”. When the first redoubt was put up in 1927 it allowed jumps up to 40 m. 20 years later a new facility was built, extending the jump length up to100 m. The original wooden referee tower was replaced in 1970 by a modern building of reinforced concrete. Especially in sports times are changing racily and the facilities and equipments have to be adapted continuously. On the occasion of the nordic ski world weltcup a modern ski arena was planned including a summer redoubt to provide the best training conditions all over the year. The old referee tower was blown up and the new building should feature to the referees a perfect view over the whole scene, however hindering them from seeing the ratings of the others. This accuracy of practical requirements is also significant for the facade of the tower. The slender cladding, made of ALUCOBOND®, creates a surface conferring ease and elegance to the huge building. A challenge to the workmanship were the unequal measures of the numerous parts.
The building on a freestanding territory put the choice on ALUCOBOND® due to its excellent weathering conditions. The material is keeping its top form for many years.